Course Content - Art

Introduction to Artistic Discovery 

Art Class becomes an "Art Studio" where students are required to be responsible for the production and completion of their own artwork. They are also taught how to maintain the studio space and treat mediums. Art history, aesthetics and critiques will be taught. 


Artistic Discovery 

The Elements of Art and Principles of Design will be taught through the use of various art mediums. Students will discover artists, art history, aesthetics and critiquing while creating 2D and 3D artwork. 


Art I: Introduction to Visual Art 

Art History, Art forms, Mediums, Techniques, and Styles will be discovered this year. Right Brain function will be emphasized in each class. We will learn how to keep a sketchbook and use it for future artistic endeavors. 


Art II: Visual Art 

Processes, techniques and art styles will be learned with a personal emphasis on "Individual Style." 


Art III: Introduction to Art Exploration 

Students will be taught how to create a piece of art that elicits a response from the viewer. The art may be political, social, satirical or spiritual in nature. Students will discover artists, art history, aesthetics and critiquing while creating 2-D and 3-D artwork. 


Art IV: Art Exploration 

Through the study of, "Voices & Images of California Art," MOMA S.F. students will develop deeper and more profound works of visual art that reflect the maturation of their creative and problem-solving skills. Students will exhibit the understanding of the interplay of different media, styles, forms, techniques, and processes in the creation of their own work.